Labor Union Doesn't Qualify As Media In Defamation Appeal

Law360, Houston (September 17, 2013, 8:10 PM ET) -- A Texas appeals court said Tuesday that a labor union being sued for defamation by a janitorial services company cannot immediately challenge a trial court's refusal to dismiss the case because the union is not a member of the electronic or print media.

The First District Court of Appeals ruled that articles and commentary published on the heavily trafficked website of Local 5 of the Service Employees International Union do not qualify the union as a news media organization, preventing it from invoking a state law...
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